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Definition of "set apart" []

  • To select (something or someone) for a specific purpose. (verb)
  • To distinguish, make obvious the distinction between (two things) or of (something). (verb)
  • Used other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate. (verb)

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Use "set apart" in a sentence
  • "In accordance with the privilege granted to the Society of Jesus, the provincial of a religious order is authorized to approve of oratories set apart for the celebration of Mass in the convents of his order; these oratories may receive the blessing usually given to public oratories, and may not be permanently diverted from their sacred uses except for good reason and with the approval of the provincial."
  • "Sacred objects (res sacrœ) are immediately connected with Divine worship, and are set apart from all other things by an act of worship or consecration as things consecrated (res consecratœ), and by benediction as things blessed"
  • "This "advowson" (advocatio), or right to present to the benefice, is in origin an ownership of the soil upon which the church stands and an ownership of the land or goods set apart for the sustenance of the priest who serves it."